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Room 104: Artificial (2018)
Season 2, Episode 10
3/10
A look into the future with droids
14 December 2018
This episode of "Room 104" called "Artificial" from season 2 is one that's lame and holds little interest as I'm not one of a big fan of machine like humans and droid stories. Anyway a reporter goes to room 104 and interviews a woman that is an apparent machine like human and she talks and gives the forecast of what the future holds perhaps a take over involving machines, technology, droids, and strange like humans. Overall a little dull and lame didn't hold much interest for me.
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Room 104: The Return (2018)
Season 2, Episode 9
6/10
Talk to the dead conjure up his spirit trade mommy for daddy!
14 December 2018
This episode of "Room 104" from season 2 called "The Return" is a heartfelt and strange drama type entry as you feel some pain for a little girl who wants to connect with her dead dad. The story is pretty simple a young girl returns to room 104 with her mother with memories of her dead dad. And along the way she tries to communicate with him and bring him back in a visual form it's like a little bit of magic and playtime games. Overall it holds a little bit of interest as it's a search and seek mission of connection in a spirit like form.
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The Hitchhiker: White Slaves (1990)
Season 6, Episode 12
6/10
Playing a dangerous game of fire leads to deadly payback.
11 December 2018
Remember this "Hitchhiker" episode from 1990 called "White Slaves" it was one with passion, drama, and a deadly twist. It centers around two college students in an international country I believe France. Anyway Gerald(C. Thomas Howell) and Eric are two wild party boys who night after night search the clubs and bars for a pretty girl it's like they want a woman for take home. Then one evening they take matters into their own hands by kidnapping an attractive woman named Adrienne(Mapi Galan) who becomes a damsel in distress as she's tied up and gagged. However sparks of passion fly between her and Gerald and then Eric and the whole trio are faced with a deadly spin cycle of doom and becoming to be known of in the past tense. As with Adrienne's connections she was no lady to play with. Overall good interesting episode with drama and it proves payback can be deadly.
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7/10
A film of humanity and digity living in the moment and accepting reality.
10 December 2018
Director Gus Van Sant always makes movies that speak truth and tells passion with stories about the ups and downs of life. This based on a true story does just the same as "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot" entertains with emotions, drama, and fun moments that are heartfelt as you really feel for the central character of John Callahan(in a good turn from Joaquin Phoenix). As this gentleman has a lust for life and drama of having a good time and chasing women and most of all drinking, until things change after a one night bender with a car accident causing great change. Upon entering treatment and rehab a fresh new light and gift is discovered a talent of drawing cartoon newspaper characters gives a new lease on life. The film is a mix of reflection of life and the healing power that art can bring changes and the power to heal the soul. The chemistry is well rounded by Jonah Hill, Jack Black, and Rooney Mara. Overall worth a watch for it's sentimental heartfelt emotional feel.
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6/10
A film of despair and desperation.
10 December 2018
"Where Is Kyra?" Is one film that as you watch you feel like you see the whole picture yet are thrown for a little surprise. Anyway it's a picture of dread and searching for the want and need for hope. And the performance though not typical from Michelle Pfeiffer is dark and different from most of her other pretty and attractive roles. Michelle plays Kyra Johnson a divorced and single now living with her sick mother in a New York apartment who now finds herself struggling to get by. Kyra is having problems finding work at middle age and plus she's cash strapped while trying to get back on her feet. Her only spice and treat in life is the on again and off again casual sex she has with a neighbor(Kiefer Sutherland). Problems abound daily life has fallen apart a path of grim and grave results lie ahead. This picture proves a point with the message that one can sink to new lows and will try anything to survive. It's not typical Michelle still it's worth a watch for it's dark nature.
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The Wife (I) (2017)
8/10
Flashback and reflection of being an understudy as life choices made you second gear.
9 December 2018
"The Wife" is one film that shows and proves that it takes two to make a marriage work as behind a man of success a good woman is always found. Joan Castleman(in a strong performance from Glenn Close) is an elegant and high class wife of well known author and now Nobel Prize winning author Joe(Jonathan Pryce). And it's upon their flight to the ceremony in Stockholm that thru memories and flashbacks of Joan's life that she starts to realize that she made the pen flow and the pages turn. It's clear that Joan just now starts to see the impact and hurt plus she remembers the times that Joe hurt her and the family in other ways. As one by one secrets come out and Joan sees new light and starts to see that she was the success. Overall good character study that proves memories can provide redemption and provide new light to see a different direction, as it opens up truth and erases hidden lies.
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The Hitchhiker: Working Girl (1990)
Season 6, Episode 11
8/10
Very memorable episode of the series that was sexy, and filled with guilt and regret.
9 December 2018
Remember watching this episode of "The Hitchhiker" TV series called "Working Girl" I viewed it back in December of 1990 on the "USA Network" and I remember how good it was. Recently having watched it again it was clear it was one of the more memorable ones. The story is simple a socialite and trophy housewife named Helen(Peggy Lipton) suspects that her rich businessman husband is having an affair with a mistress. However upon following and finding things out his between the sheets pleasure involves that of a sexy high class call girl named Lucille(in a sexy turn from Marine DeHerme loved her in that sexy black bra!). Soon rage and jealous passion sets in which causes something bad which affects Helen as now the choice she made causes guilt, regret, and grief, as she simply killed two birds with one stone! Overall one of the better episodes of the series still enjoy it as it brings back many good viewing memories and the episode had some good eye candy!
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Hell Night (1981)
5/10
Typical 80's slasher midnight type watch movie.
9 December 2018
"Hell Night" from 1981 has all of the elements of a horror movie from the 80's it's got a house with a past, teens and college students with raging hormones who want sex, and murder one by one with like one character living. As part of a college ritual and initiation into a fraternity four pledges must spend a night in an old haunted mansion 12 years to the day after the previous resident murdered his entire family. Is the crazed killer still around as one by one things happen and people vanish. It's a fight for life that's filled with thrills, chills, fright, and sex which is typical for an 80's horror slasher film. Also lookout for Linda Blair("The Exorcist") as a scream queen.
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Satan's School for Girls (1973 TV Movie)
4/10
Cheap made low budget TV movie with just a little bit of suspense.
9 December 2018
"Satan's School for Girls" was a made for TV horror film that really doesn't show much fright still it's a tense suspense tease that involves murder and blood. The plot is pretty simple as a young woman poses as a student and goes to investigate the apparent suicide of her sister. Only soon she learns that this is a different kind of school for girls. This 1970's picture may be remembered by some still it's a cult B like movie which is most memorable for featuring Kate Jackson and Cheryl Ladd before they became big stars on "Charlie's Angels".
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Maniac (1980)
8/10
Cult classic slasher picture that disturbs with blood and gore!
1 December 2018
Finally after all these years just watched the cult classic horror slasher film 1980's "Maniac" I must say it was well done with blood and murder scenes straight to the point with blood and gore. You see the pain of the central character Frank and why he does these brutal things! Really it's an upgrade from Norman Bates as this man has mommy issues maybe just like a real life Ted Bundy or Green River Killer.

In New York City, Frank Zito is a lonely man who's in his apartment with a different kind of collection, this guy is haunted from his childhood after losing his mother, so it's to the streets for street walkers and anything he can find and stalk for a scalping! These innocent young ladies get it all from being cut with knives and being tied up and gagged, even this continues when Frank dates an attractive female photographer. Really this monster adds body parts to his trophy collection of females. Overall graphic with violence and chills and thrills as the mind goes crazy with guilt and overactive compulsions really a cult blood slasher classic to watch for any horror film history buff!
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Room 104: A Nightmare (2018)
Season 2, Episode 8
8/10
A wild and wicked dream inside the room as the mind plays tricks!
1 December 2018
Warning: Spoilers
This episode 8 from season 2 of the "HBO" series "Room 104" called "A Nightmare" is a little scary and strange probably one of the better ones of the series so far due to it's suspense and fright. A young lady named Jess(Natalie Morales) is in bed in her room and she's continues to have the same nightmare over and over it's like the same or different visions happen to terrify her! The episode borrows a little bit from things like "Halloween", "Poltergeist", "The Ring", and "The Exorcist" as she has visions of a Michael Myers like character, and also gets pulled into the TV set with static, and the bed tries to sink her down under. It's not until an image and version of her own self does things change. It's like when being in a sheltered room the mind plays tricks with the worst possible things the imagination runs wild, open up the door for lightness and escape! Overall well done episode that's a little scary it delivers with suspense and the need for escape.
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Room 104: The Man and the Baby and the Man (2018)
Season 2, Episode 7
7/10
Wow! You finally decided you want to make a baby!
1 December 2018
This episode 7 from season 2 of the "HBO" series "Room 104" called "The Man and the Baby and the Man" is one that's blunt and very provocative it shows nudity really in a very plenty way! And the sex and love making pushes the envelope even for "HBO" in today's standards. Pretty simple story a man and a woman enter and share a room together that being 104 and all of a sudden after meeting they decided to make out and have sex. Plus the moment is all recorded and it takes a little bit of convincing for the man to go for it and make a baby. Overall blunt episode with skin and nudity it proves it's point to enjoy sex and try to make a life!
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Green Book (2018)
10/10
Great film of connection and uncommon friendship, speaks and brings thought to a troubled age of today.
27 November 2018
"Green Book" is a great and film that really speaks volumes and sends a message of love, caring, and friendship. It proves that thru bonding that prejudice and racism can be challenged and fought against. The film which was well directed by Peter Farrelly("Dumb and Dumber") is based on the true story of black classic concert pianist Dr. Shirley(in a super performance from Mahershala Ali) and his travels thru the deep south for concert work during the turbulent times of the 1960's. And shown is the work of his sidekick and go along travel partner and driver Tony Lip(in a well rounded and blended take from Viggo Mortensen) who as an Italian American bouncer learns life and forms the friendship of a lifetime.

The film really captures the times of the 1960's well with it's scenes of the automobile types and the food products, diners, and gas stations. Most of all the way it portrays the times and the people of the south is spot on with racism and prejudice. Shown are the moments Dr. Shirley faces of not being served with whites at fine restaurants and his not being treated well at a clothing story. Plus the police treat him and Tony both different as arrest are made of both on their journey trip adventure of human growth and developing friendship.

Overall excellent film that should bring up thought and conversation to want to change people's views and outlook on race, class, and life as we still occupy a troubled age. This film sends a message to love and live life thru connection as on one's journey friendship is possible as no matter the color of skin or how different that of a background love defeats prejudice and racism.
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8/10
A dark curse a strange and wicked like suspense drama thriller.
27 November 2018
"The Killing of a Sacred Deer" is one film that as you watch seems so different and odd for the way that each character goes thru emotions and doubt, it's clear they all suffer. The story is that of a well to do family lead by heart surgeon Steven Murphy(in a good turn from Colin Farrell) who has a trophy and elegant socialite also doctor wife Anna(Nicole Kidman in a sexy turn love her in that gray colored bra!) and their two young children Bob and Kim make up life.

It's only when Steven has a friend in a young man named Martin(Barry Keoghan) that he and things change for his family one by one things become more unsettling with drama and doubt and worry. It's like something that happened in the past is now a curse that the Murphy family has to face. Overall the film is nerve challenging as you wonder will this evil ever come to wash away , overall good one to watch as the cast also has great working chemistry.
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Room 104: Arnold (2018)
Season 2, Episode 6
3/10
What happened as I try to remember!
27 November 2018
This episode 6 from season two of the "HBO" series "Room 104" called "Arnold" is a pretty weak one and hard to follow and stay interested in. Simple it has a grown man who all of a sudden wakes up in "Room 104" only to have no memory of how he got to be in the room. Slowly yet surely he sings to bring thought and images and pictures on his cell phone bring back things from his night before which appears like a party he had with an attractive female friend. Now it's like these memories and things come to life. Overall pretty dull and lame episode of this season and of the series.
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Room 104: Woman in the Wall (2018)
Season 2, Episode 5
6/10
Hearing voices leads to intimate feel and help yet it sucks her in!
27 November 2018
This episode from season 2 of the "HBO" series "Room 104" called "Woman in the Wall" is one that's strange and odd as it's like a woman going crazy it's like she has an imaginary friend giving her advice and talking to make her feel guilty. Catherine is a woman who checks into "Room 104" only to hear voices and that's another woman talking to her about life and the voice gives her advice on things as it's clear Catherine needs a friend she's a lonely woman. All of this leads to Catherine finding some pleasure getting some long overdue intimate feel! Also it's like this voice is a curse for her in a medical like way which causes health problems, only Catherine does rebound. Only in the end the episode twist as the voice gets the best of her by literally pulling her in.
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Boy Erased (2018)
8/10
It's okay to be who you are and be different don't change.
26 November 2018
"Boy Erased" is a film based on a real life case about a young man who's outed by his conservative religious southern parents for being gay and he's then sent to a church like gay conversion center. This is now a method of hot topic conversation that has caused debate as many see as punishment and the film showed some of the treatment to back that up.

Set in Arkansas Jared Eamons(in a good performance from Lucas Hedges) is a young man who's attracted to men and he knows that it's not learned behavior he's born that way his christian and conservative parents the dad a Baptist preacher Marshall(Russell Crowe) and elegant and overprotected caring southern belle mother Nancy(in a super turn from the wonderful Nicole Kidman) decide to put Jared in a conversion camp to change him to become straight.

The camp is tough and hard with class and military like talk that involves the right way to talk and a course in manners is given and physical training is done. And it's like the teachers force confessions from their gay students, yet all it really is that of a religious seminar that tries to tech moral reasoning and make each feel guilt as it's like it was a choice a deal that they the students made with the devil. Along the way you see it's mental and verbal torture and some forms of punishment are physical.

Nancy, Jared's mom comes to realize and love her son for who he is this film sends a strong message of love and proves that no matter who if a person is different they are still the same with love, emotion, pain, and thought. As it's okay to be different and who you are as fake conversion therapy won't change a person's real heart or real mind. Overall good eye opening film to see and it has you to respect people who are different from the norm.
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Suspiria (1977)
7/10
A cult classic film of spooky visuals and angle shots with strange imagery.
26 November 2018
"Suspiria" the classic 1977 horror suspense film is one film that as you watch teases with suspense yet from the first 10 minutes you know the setting has a bad tone and feel of dread as it's clear bad things are going to happen. The story is pretty simple it stars Jessica Harper as a young want to be ballet dancer who to travels to a supposed famous German dance school, only to soon find out it harbors secrets and strange happenings take place as things and people are not what or whom they seem to be. All along it's like a real life living nightmare the film is moved along just fine by strange and spine tingling like music that really sets the tone and mood for the blood and gruesome murders to happen. Maybe this isn't the best horror film ever still it's a cult classic for it's mood and tone with it's music and gruesome visuals and often bright shots.
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Creed II (2018)
8/10
A knockout a revenge grudge match!
26 November 2018
"Creed II" delivers a knockout punch and the action in the ring gives the viewer something to cheer about. If you watch the "Rocky" movies and know the story you know the past and how this chapter is connected to a happening from "Rocky IV" in 1985. Now the son( Adonis) of the late Creed is set to fight the son of a former rival and foe now enter Viktor Drago. The movie is more than a boxing film it's a film of passion and emotion as it's about love, family, and life and winning at it all is possible thru hard work and determination and going thru pain when you get knocked down and hurt. Again Michael B. Jordan is in fine top shape form as the young Creed his performance again delivers a punch as it's a new jab and different uppercut of excitement for a new generation of "Rocky" fans.
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9/10
The rise and fall of a powerful man, blended with politics and media.
22 November 2018
Remember growing up the scandal of one U.S. Senator Gary Hart and how his affair and love making drama with a hot and sexy Donna Rice would ruin and end his presidential ambitions. As for the late 1980's this kind of stuff was major news in the media and political world as then the society was just starting to carve up tabloid like gossip. And with this work called "The Front Runner'" it's a showcase of how scandal and media would destroy a man's political life. The film blends well with how media and politics rub with one another as it's front page sensation. Also the movie is well supported with themes of trust, ethics, accountability, guilt, and morality.

After 1984 when U.S. senator Gary Hart(Hugh Jackman) had a second place finish in the democratic primary he returns four years later for the 1988 run as the top favored donkey to win the nomination. As he's a different kind a Colorado western guy who talks technology, jobs, and peace all while appealing to the youth vote. At the time Hart feels comfortable with the press, though soon he sees just what a media sideshow it has become as questions and past statements are personal and revealing.

When the press and media does detective like spy work on Hart from airports to townhouses and campaign stops it's clear that life and privacy is a no win for Gary. Overall very very good film that takes you back to the times of the late 80's just to see how powerful that the press and media can be when it reveals secrets of moral and ethic choices as it's clear it changes the game for the powerful as Gary Hart would discover and the nation would see privacy and actions are no longer a private right and when revealed moral and emotional guilt changes things forever as in 1988 this scandal was just the start for a scandal hungry media to play wolf on politics, and powerful candidates who wanted more.
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Room 104: Hungry (2018)
Season 2, Episode 4
2/10
What an episode just crazy!
18 November 2018
This episode 4 from season 2 of the "HBO" series "Room 104" called "Hungry" is just down right far out and crazy who would have thought the writers would come up with such a story and plot. As clearly this one will twist a viewers mind, still it shows what kind of crazy and strange sick world we live in watching it may put you to sleep. It involves two strangers who meet in a room and they are together to fill a joint agreement and act out a fantasy. And this involves the cutting off of a body part! I want say anything more don't want to spoil, yet it's clear nothing is private anymore. Really though a lame and strange gross episode you can skip it.
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Room 104: Swipe Right (2018)
Season 2, Episode 3
4/10
You make the call I can't.
18 November 2018
This episode 3 from season 2 of the "HBO" series "Room 104" called "Swipe Right" is one that's really a hard one to get a take and call on. The only good thing I can say is that it features two well known stars that being Michael Shannon("Boardwalk Empire" and "The Shape of Water") and Judy Greer. Anyway in the room the Shannon character is a political technology type of guy I think from Russia and he arranges an internet date with an unknown woman(Greer) who's an animal nurse. Both feel each other out is he a spy or what is he good or bad? Does he have intentions of love or intimate feel. Overall strange episode that's hard to call as even Michael and Judy can't save it.
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The Thing (1982)
6/10
A blend of horror sci-fi
16 November 2018
Always been a fan of horror and sci-fiction movies, and plus almost always like the works of John Carpenter, finally watched this cult classic 1982's "The Thing". And I must say clearly not the greatest or far from the best of John's works, still it entertained for it's blend of suspense and finding the unknown.

Certainly a different type of film the plot is set in the winter of 1982 in a Antarctic research station and things goes crazy when a helicopter fires and a dog is killed. All of this leads to the discovery of a creature who's been buried in the snow. And once discovered gore and blood like transformation is wrecked upon everyone as it's like life changing forms of the body! Look for some early work of Kurt Russell in this chiller.
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9/10
The Sunday morning news show to wake up and get out of bed for!
13 November 2018
By far the best weekend and Sunday morning news show is "CBS Sunday Morning" long now a staple for nearly 40 years this program is a winner for the way it presents news in the form of a variety. As topics range in many different forms for viewer interest. Interviews are given always with top political leaders, and well known movie stars and music acts, also sometimes just in depth informative profiles are a treat. Also shown are works of art and stories are given on the latest pop culture trends, and at first the latest world and U.S. headlines are given. And pop culture commentary is given on hot button issues and historical years are revisited and looked at, also graphics and screens shots of data and stat figures are given. Also the national weather map is shown with a weekly upcoming map of important week ahead happenings. Many stories are medical and business case studies. As always enjoyable is the nature ending scene each week from a selected national park or nice looking lake or mountain wooded area. All of this in 90 minutes before the famous horn sounds!
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Camping (2018– )
8/10
Comedy and fun laughs in a brash and blunt outspoken way.
13 November 2018
Been watching "HBO's" new comedy series called "Camping" and it's a fun funny comedy that's different and not mainstream with adult words, complex problems that involves friends, family, and relationships and many episodes show sex so it's an adult comedy for the likes of "HBO".

Starring the cute Jennifer Garner as Kathryn a medicated mother and wife who decides to cope with her problems by getting away to a California camp with friends turns crazy as each episode becomes more and more complex. Fun to watch is the blunt performance of Juliette Lewis as Jandice as a free spirited over sexed attractive lady who's a trip outdoors. Overall okay fun comedy series that's adult and different.
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